A 121-114 triumph in Game 1 of their second-round series between NBA Phoenix Suns and Dallas was a resounding display of the No. 1 overall seed’s capabilities. The second round of the series will clench in NBA Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.
Chris Paul sank a mid-range jumper only 14 seconds into the game to give the NBA Phoenix Suns a commanding advantage that they would never relinquish. They increased their lead to ten points in less than five minutes, which was the score for the whole game. After a late fourth-quarter comeback by the Mavericks, the final score was respectable, but it never seemed like they would win.
NBA Phoenix Suns Deandre Ayton scored 25 points and eight rebounds on 12 of 19 shooting. While Devin Booker added 23 focuses, nine bounce back, and eight helps to the Mavericks’ frontcourt. In addition to Cameron Johnson’s 17 points, the NBA Phoenix Suns could shoot over 50% from the field as a team.
With machine-like efficiency, the NBA Phoenix Suns go wire-to-wire
A Chris Paul mid-range jumper, a Mikal Bridges dunk, and a Devin Booker runout layup were the first three points of the game for the NBA Phoenix Suns. When Jae Crowder made a 3-pointer off a pick-and-pop, it was 9-0, making it a comfortable lead.
For the remainder of the game, the NBA Phoenix Suns would have a commanding advantage. It wasn’t their defense that made the difference in this game; rather, their machine-like efficiency on the attacking end. It didn’t matter if the Mavericks were hot from beyond the arc for spells or if Luka Doncic was on fire. Because the NBA Phoenix Suns could get anything they wanted on offense.
The Mavericks have to pay NBA Phoenix Suns player Ayton
A layup of a pass from Devin Booker in the pick-and-roll took NBA Phoenix Suns Deandre Ayton almost four minutes to make his first point. But after that, he was unstoppable. On a 12-of-20 shooting night, he had 25 points and eight rebounds for one of his most excellent playoff outings ever.
At 9/15 from the field, Ayton threw down three dunks. The Mavericks’ defenders couldn’t get in the way of his shot. Because of his height, and he was able to rise and shoot above them. Based on Game 1, it appears that Ayton will be a significant issue for the Mavericks in this series. And that they do not have many options to slow him down.
The genius of Doncic is not enough
Luka Doncic missed the initial three rounds of the playoffs due to a calf issue. And he doesn’t seem to recover. But even with his sprained ankle, Doncic still outplayed the majority of the league’s players, as he demonstrated in Game 1 with an outstanding effort.
Doncic was the lone Maverick to get going early on, scoring 14 of the team’s 25 first-quarter points. At the first break, they were behind by 10 points. However, it was a game motif since his solo effort failed.
On 15-of-30 shooting from the field in 44 minutes, he scored 45 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists. Making it his sixth playoff game with a 40-point performance. Before the age of 24, no one else in NBA history has played more games like this. Of the Mavericks’ 37 made field goals, he had a hand in 23 of them (62.1 percent).
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